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hard core supporters on board, neera tannen, stephen moore of the "wall street journal" and jackie calmes of the "new york times" and our own dana bash. you knows what happens when sis fuss rolls that boulder to the top of the hill, it rolls back down, a piece of greek mythology that brings to us the reality of the u.s. congress. it got a deal that raises taxes on the upper brackets and prevents for now huge spending cuts. it's moved on to the issue of avoiding a u.s. default. >> the president needs to show up early this time. >> republicans say they are done raising taxes. they want the president to agree to spending cuts in exchange for raising the amount of money the u.s. treasury is allowed to borrow. the president wants the debt ceiling raised without debate. but be serious, this is washington. >> any future budget agreements must balance the need for thoughtful spending reductions, with revenue from the wealthiest among us and closing wasteful tax loopholes. >> joining me now to tell us where this is all headed, the senate's number two democrat dick durbin of illinois. good m
swear-ins on capitol hill. we are back with jackie calls, neera tanden, stephen moore and dana bash, happiest guy on the hill, right? i mean, first of all, he flew in there like superman. it was dark, and we were going to go over the fiscal cliff, and he and senator mcconnell saved the day. so it was a good week for him. >> gas a very good week for joe biden. also very interesting because you saw the -- that old triangulation happening a little bit that dick morris term from the '90s because along the way, as things were getting very intense and as harry reid was not as involved and it became a biden/mcdonnel deal, we as those covering, it really got a couple of sort of selective leaks about what they were talking about, not to pressure mcconnell but democrats trying to pressure biden. they were concerned, back to the earlier conversations, that biden was selling out democrats too much on some key issues. at the end of the day the fact you had only three democrats voting against it in the senate and only a handful of democrats even though there's like 70 members of the progressive c
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